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Pollinators were hit especially hard in the months after Hurricane Maria, as the winds and rains left the island with little foliage and almost no flowers. Food for pollinators was scarce for several months. By the time of Raíces Cultural Center’s…

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Fred Yarnell, beekeeper, looking at an old bee frame on a visit from Raíces Apiculture Initiative participants.

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On a visit to a local beekeeper, John Yarnell. Here is Sue and John looking at an old bee box frame

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Bees moved over to their new home for Raíces Apiculture Initiative participant and supporter Susan Winkler.

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Frames from a nucleus hive ready to be smoked before moving them into a new bee box. Bee larvae can be seen in the center of the photograph.

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As part of the Raíces Apiculture Initiative, Raíces Co-Directors helped our friend and supporter Susan Winkler obtain and set up her first bee hive. Here, Francisco and Sue are moving nuc bee frames into new bee box.

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Susan Winkler, one of the first community members to contact Raíces regarding our Apiculture Initiative and to find out where to get her first bee colony and beekeeping equipment, preparing a new bee box for her bees.

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S & F Honey Farm tour participant Jennifer holds up a jar filled with dead mites that attack the bees in a hive.

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Presentation and tour participant Angela Lugo tasting some honey from a bee frame at S & F Honey Farm.

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During the Apiculture presentation by Stan Wasitowski at S & F Honey Farms, participants were able to taste the honey produced at the farm directly out of the beehive frames.

Here, Stan holds a bee frame packed with honey and Angela samples it.

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Enrique holds up a piece of honey comb for all of us to see on the Raíces Apiculture Initiative trip to S & F Honey Farm.

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Stan explains the inner workings of a bee box to participants in his Apiculture presentation and honey farm tour.

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This is one of Stan’s bee boxes, he explains the entrance reducer he devised for his bees.

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Raíces’ bees hanging out on the front rest board of their hive. These are Italian Apis Mellifera bees.

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Raíces Co-Director Francisco G. Gómez holds finished bee box base board. Base board is made of white pine and plywood.

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Constructing sides of base board for a bee box. A wood router is used to bore out grooves on white pine pieces to later insert plywood base board.

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Styrofoam beehive bee box at beekeeper Fred Yarnell’s home. This particular box is in the Langstroth model, but the only wood components are the frames inside.
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